W. A. Beckwith, London.  Outstanding 18-bore double-barreled flintlock sporting gun, #1432, ca. 1820 - Price: $34,000

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W. A. Beckwith, London.  Outstanding 18-bore double-barreled flintlock sporting gun, #1432, ca. 1820. Weight: 6 Lb. 2 oz.  Superb 30” re-browned Damascus barrels with brilliant bores. Stepped-in breeches with platinum touchhole liners. Peerless quality locks with gold-lined pans, roller frizzens, open-throat cocks, and sliding safeties (mainsprings are replacements and the right cock has a weld repair at the throat). Nicely game-scene engraved iron mounts. Figured walnut half-stock with silver flash-guard inlays just forward of the pans. Original ramrod numbered to the gun. Overall, absolutely peerless quality throughout with traces of original finish showing little evidence of use and very hard to find today in this fine condition.